The sublime essence of the Beloved Naam is utterly sweet.
O Lord, please bless Nanak with Your Praise in each and every age; meditating on the Lord, I cannot find His limits. ||5||
With the Naam deep within the nucleus of the self, the jewel is obtained.
Meditating on the Lord, the mind is comforted and consoled by the mind itself.
On that most difficult path, the Destroyer of fear is found, and one does not have to enter the womb of reincarnation again. ||6||
Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, inspiration for loving devotional worship wells up.
I beg for the treasure of the Naam, and the Lord's Praise.
When it pleases the Lord, He unites me in Union with the Guru; the Lord saves the whole world. ||7||
One who chants the Lord's Chant, attains the Wisdom of the True Guru.
The tyrant, the Messenger of Death, becomes a servant at his feet.
In the noble congregation of the Sangat, one's state and way of life become noble as well, and one crosses over the terrifying world-ocean. ||8||
Through the Shabad, one crosses over this terrifying world-ocean.
The duality within is burnt away from within.
Taking up the five arrows of virtue, Death is killed, drawing the Bow of the Tenth Gate in the Mind's Sky. ||9||
How can the faithless cynics attain enlightened awareness of the Shabad?
Without awareness of the Shabad, they come and go in reincarnation.
O Nanak, the Gurmukh obtains the support of liberation; by perfect destiny, he meets the Lord. ||10||
The Fearless True Guru is our Savior and Protector.
Devotional worship is obtained through the Guru, the Lord of the world.
The blissful music of the unstruck sound current vibrates and resounds; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the Immaculate Lord is obtained. ||11||
He alone is fearless, who has no destiny written on His head.
God Himself is unseen; He reveals Himself through His wondrous creative power.
He Himself is unattached, unborn and self-existent. O Nanak, through the Guru's Teachings, He is found. ||12||
The True Guru knows the state of one's inner being.
He alone is fearless, who realizes the Word of the Guru's Shabad.
He looks within his own inner being, and realizes the Lord within all; his mind does not waver at all. ||13||
He alone is fearless, within whose being the Lord abides.
Day and night, he is delighted with the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord.
O Nanak, in the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, the Lord's Praise is obtained, and one easily, intuitively meets the Lord. ||14||
One who knows God, within the self and beyond,
remains detached, and brings his wandering mind back to its home.
The True Primal Lord is over all the three worlds; O Nanak, His Ambrosial Nectar is obtained. ||15||4||21||
Maaroo, First Mehl:
The Creator Lord is infinite; His creative power is wondrous.
Created beings have no power over Him.
He formed the living beings, and He Himself sustains them; the Hukam of His Command controls each and every one. ||1||
The all-pervading Lord orchestrates all through His Hukam.
Who is near, and who is far away?
Behold the Lord, both hidden and manifest, in each and every heart; the unique Lord is permeating all. ||2||
One whom the Lord unites with Himself, merges in conscious awareness.
Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, meditate on the Lord's Name.
God is the embodiment of bliss, incomparably beautiful and unfathomable; meeting with the Guru, doubt is dispelled. ||3||
The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is more dear to me than my mind, body and wealth.
In the end, when I must depart, it shall be my only help and support.